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, boston, f.b.i., and dzhokhar tsarnaev the name of suspect number two. as you can imagine something like this, social media has information with theories and conspiracy of the shootout and the manhunt in boston. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is following that story from the newsroom. >> the f.b.i. calls it the big electronic dragnet in united states history the first major federal cases where twitter and facebook are in full effect. moments after the bombing, suspects photos were posted and the f.b.i. website crashed. the site now back online and the pictures went viral on social media, twitter the facebook, millions of views and possible sitings in suburban boston area. the manhunt continues for that second suspect still at large, possibly in the watertown, massachusetts area. police are canvassing suburban boston, watertown and surrounding communities for the terrorist who they say is armed and very, very dangerous. >> we believe this to be a terrorist. we believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. we need to get him in custody. >> that is the word from police offi
. the surviving bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is awake if the hospital and responding on-and-off to questions in writing because of severe wounds to his neck and threat. it is unclear if he self inicted those wndou or they te of the shoot u.n. investigators are asking him about other cell members and other unexploded bombs and his motive. take a listen. >> first of all, you need the right facts in order to be able to charge, that the federal government is still determining what was the motive of the two young men, are they connected to anyone else? that question is could be premature without the basis for it. >> the city is working on a plan to re-open the six blocks around the bombing. tonight, boston university hold as memorial for the third victim, the graduate student. her parents traveled from china. the critically injured transit officer remains hospitalized and in two hours from now in medford, massachusetts, there will be a private funeral held ree victims, 29 years old andhe there will be a moment of silence. reporting live in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> as li
to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i actually think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff howe is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people on twitter were going to give
guard. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live in the courtroom. kira, dzhokhar tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate with detectives? >> that's right. they said he can't speak because he has severe throat injuries. authorities hope he will be able to talk. they have so many questions. they want to know if anyone else was involved in the alleged attack, zach har -- dzhokhar and his brother orchestrated. he was found in a boat hiding in this yard. a row bat whose brought in to remove the tarp out of fear he was wearing an explosive fight. but he was likely injured from the gunfight the night before when his brother died. this morning agents are anxiously wait to go question the man that sparked the nearly week long manhunt that ended in a spray of bullets. >> i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping, for a host of reasons, that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. >>> a special federal interrogation team is on standby at the medical center where tsarnaev and many of his alleged victims are being treated. within the last hour we learned federal prosec
of the suspect. >> this turned out to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people twitter wer
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